Michael Pape is currently running for Kentucky’s first congressional district. Because he’s a Republican in Kentucky, it stands to reason that Pape would hold very strong views against immigration. These views served as the inspiration for Pape’s political ad, which is so racist and silly, it’s actually incredibly funny.
In the ad, we see three Mexican men cutting a hole into what we’re led to believe is the border wall. The three men aren’t coming into the United States for a chance of a better life. Nah, f*ck that. They’ve got bigger fish to fry, like stopping Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and yep, you guessed it, Mike Pape.
So a couple of things. Does Pape know that the border wall isn’t actually made out of a chain link fence? Also, where and how did those three Mexicans learn about the race for Kentucky’s first congressional district. Oh, and those shirts! They look like the kind of shirts teams who lose the Super Bowl dump in Central America. But the biggest takeaway from this video is this: If Mike Pape really cared about securing the border, why in the hell did he let three Mexicans come into the United States when he was literally standing there!
James Comer, who’s also running for Kentucky’s first congressional district as a Republican, has the answer.
“I mean, he’s way behind in the polls,” Cormer told local news outlet WPSD. “I’m sure he’s going to try and throw a lot of Hail Marys over the final three weeks.”
Lol. Pape is so desperate for votes he can’t even do racism right.
Ever since election night, President Trump has been sowing discord and disinformation while showing himself to be the big sore loser he always has been. Basically, he’s been showing his true colors.
But his actions have real consequences. As he instructs many in his administration to avoid any contact with President-Elect Biden’s transition team, he is doing damage to the peaceful transfer of power. He’s also risking the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans as the country continues to struggle to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Now, his actions are impacting the future of immigration reform.
Trump has instructed his immigration department to avoid working with the Biden transition team.
As Trump’s General Services Administrator refuses to provide the Biden transition team with much-needed funds to begin preparing for office come January 20th, his immigration department is also keeping the transition team in the dark.
According to Buzzfeed News, an official that oversees US immigration and naturalization services told employees not to communicate with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team until a Trump appointee “deems the results ‘clear’” and recognizes the winner.
”It’s disturbing and disheartening that the agency is not permitting staff to aid the Biden transition team to ensure a smooth transfer,” said one USCIS employee who spoke on condition of anonymity. “These delays could hamper the new administration’s ability to hit the ground running on important issues facing the agency and our country.”
But the transition delay has also caused concern among officials in other agencies, especially those responsible for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
As president, Biden plans to undo many of Trump’s immigration reforms.
President-Elect Biden has made it very clear that we will govern very differently that his predecessor. One of the areas where he’s looking to truly separate himself from Trump is on immigration.
Already, the transition team has promised to unroll Donald Trump’s legacy on immigration, but it faces an uphill battle to make good on that promise.
When it comes to DACA, the administration plans to reinstate protections DREAMers, but also to expand protections for their health care and education. A threat to the DACA program is making its way through the courts, so the Biden camp is under pressure to act quickly to make good on its promise.
For Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, Biden plans to bring that to an end as well. It is estimated that 20,000 migrants are waiting in northern Mexico in cities like Matamoros while seeking asylum in the U.S. But the exact number is not known for certain, in large part because the Department of Homeland Security has not yet shared such data with the Biden transition team.
Another big change would come in the form of revamping the country’s seasonal worker program. Biden wants to make it easier for both employers and workers to hire and find jobs while providing much-needed legal protections and fair pay to workers.
Biden has also committed to increase the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. annually to 125,000, a historic high and a dramatic increase from the historic low of 15,000 set by the Trump administration.
Biden can use executive action on many fronts but others will require congressional action.
Although Biden can accomplish many of these immigration reforms through executive action, he’ll need to work with Congress to achieve many others.
His platform outlines larger goals to work on with Congress, such as increasing the number of employment-based visas, providing a path to legalization for the 12 million undocumented immigrants in the country and creating a new, decentralized immigration stream for foreign workers that is based on local employers’ needs as well as a new visa option for entrepreneurs.
These plans will be contingent on which party controls the Senate—to be decided in January by two runoff elections in Georgia—and the course of the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to spike across the country, leaving millions of workers unemployed.
Dreamers are celebrating President-Elect Biden’s plans but remain cautious.
While they aren’t eligible to vote, DACA recipients found ways to harness their political power ahead of the election. And it very much worked.
Over the course of the campaign, many politicans – including President-Elect Joe Biden – made serious promises to the nation’s immigrant population. And Dreamers show up, so if promises were made but progress isn’t, then DREAMers aren’t afraid to go show up in someone’s office and say, ‘Hey, I thought you were on our side.’
“Those are promises that would literally change my life,” said Mariana Castro, 26, a DACA recipient from Peru living in a mixed-status family in Florida.
So although much of the stress and weight has been lifted off immigrant communities shoulders with the results of this election, so much work remains to be done.
Surprise, surprise! Another racist white woman ahs been caught on camera harassing her Black neighbors. This time the target was a Black family who had been neighbors of the alleged racist for more than ten years.
It seems that every week we see new videos going viral involving white peoples being racists. In some of these incidents, these individuals have threatened or called the police on Black Americans doing seemingly routine or nonthreatening activities.
Such actions from white Americans have received heightened national scrutiny, particularly in the wake of the Black Lives Matter and anti-racism demonstrations that have taken place across the country and around the world in the past several months. Demonstrators have called for an end to systemic racism in U.S. society, and in particular for major police reforms and changes to the justice system.
But none of that seemed to matter to this woman who wanted her Black neighbors to start acting white.
A White woman is going viral after threatening her Black neighbor and telling her to “act white.”
The Jones family, who have lived in California’s Discovery Bay neighborhood for more than ten years, captured their neighbor asking, “Why don’t you act like a white person in a white neighborhood?”
According to the family, who spoke with local media, they haven’t previously had any problems with white neighbors. But that changed when a white neighbor confronted them on Monday, in an incident that was captured on video.
Gerritt Jones and his family have lived in the Bay Area neighborhood for 12 years and say they’ve never had any issues involving the woman they identify as Adana Dean, who lives across the street from them.
In surveillance video and cell phone video provided to ABC7 News by the Jones family, you can hear Adana say “You know what? You guys are acting like Black people and you should act like white people.”
She goes on to say in another clip “You’re a Black person in a white neighborhood and you’re acting like one why don’t you act like a white person in a white neighborhood?”
“Unfortunately that’s the reality of being black in America,” says Gerritt.
The incident made headlines and got the attention of the country sheriff.
Adana had threatened the family with her racist words but was also holding a stun gun when she confronted the family. As a result, the Contra Costa County Sheriff did respond to the incident and spoke to both parties, although no charges were filed.
“The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff takes these types of acts seriously. Deputy sheriffs responded to the home yesterday and contacted both parties involved,” Jimmy Lee, director of public affairs at the sheriff’s office, said in a statement.
Although deputies determined that no crime had been committed, a report was taken to document the interaction between the two neighbors, as the original complaint was in reference to a neighbor dispute due to an off-leash dog,” Lee said.
Unfortunately, incidents like this one are far too common across the country.
“It don’t matter if you grew up in a gated community your whole life,” Gerritt Jones, another family member, told KNTV. “It’s bound to happen. It’s going to happen. And as African Americans, unfortunately, we have to prepare our children on how to deal with this.”
“It was just very angering to see that come to our front door,” Jariell Jones, another family member added. She said her family has always gone out of their way to “be extra nice, say ‘yes, ma’am, yes, sir,’ which I feel is sick that we even have to feel that way.”
Jones added, “But even though we were trying to be good Black people in their good white neighborhood, they still treated us this way.”
However, the incident has empowered the family to be who they are. “We’re going to act Black in our white neighborhood,” Jones added.